About Dr Lisa Morgan
As well as my professional experience, long-term physical health conditions have also been a part of my own family members’ lives since my childhood. My personal experiences have informed my chosen area of specialism in my Clinical Psychology career, and have helped to shape my approach to working with my clients. I completed my professional study and clinical training at Goldsmiths, University of London, and at the University of East London. I hold a Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and am registered with the HCPC.
My most recent NHS role was that of Principal Clinical Psychologist, for a Clinical Health Psychology Service. I saw clients living with LTCs, referred following medical outpatient appointments within a large teaching hospital. This was a senior role, in which I was meeting with individual clients, as well as supervising a number of psychologists, both in training roles and those who are qualified Clinical Psychologists. I held operational oversight for a General Medicine service, as well as supervisory and leadership support to psychologists and other professionals in Pain services, Obesity services and a Limb Loss service. I was also working with professional teams, and additionally provided psychological support to individual hospital staff members affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
I supervised other psychologists in developing a range of courses of psychological therapy specifically devised for named LTCs. I co-wrote material for an NHS Covid-19 support website for the general public and I am one of the presenters appearing in the resulting support videos available on that website. I am happily maintaining my long association with the NHS by currently facilitating resilience training courses for NHS staff, and by providing regular supervision for NHS team members.
I have experience of supporting people living with many conditions, including:
- Neurological conditions such as epilepsy, seizures with no epilepsy diagnosis, chronic migraines and multiple sclerosis.
- Inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis and crohn’s disease, and IBS.
- Cardiac conditions such as coronary heart disease and heart failure, as well as the impact of cardiac surgery or cardiac event like a heart attack, or severe/ unstable angina.
- Pain-related diagnoses such as fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis, or unresolved pain resulting from an old injury
- Obesity issues, including the complexity and challenges this can bring in terms of other obesity-related health problems.
- Fatigue problems – with or without autoimmune origin – such as chronic fatigue and Covid-19-related issues, and Addison’s disease.
- I have a special interest in diabetes, having worked with a significant number of people living with Type 1 or Type 2 over a number of years.